SWsoft Unveils Plesk 7 Hosting Control Panel with Application Pack and Redesigned XP-like Interface

February 5, 2004

Cool XP-like Interface, SpamAssassin, Custom Button Management, and Host of Other Improvements Simplify Hosting Service Delivery for Millions of Domain Users and Hosting Resellers.

Herndon, VA., February 5, 2004- SWsoft, the worlds leading provider of hosting automation solutions, today announced the general availability of its newly redesigned Plesk software (formerly PSA - Plesk Server Administrator). The latest release of Plesk 7 - professional hosting control panel software used on more then 25,000 servers by more than 2,000 hosting providers worldwide - ships with SpamAssassin the open source anti-Spam software, a new sub-domain manager, a multi-level trouble ticketing system; and optional "Application Pack" allowing point and click installation for hundreds of applications - including dozens of pre-packaged ones - to an installed base of more than 2 million businesses.

"We are thrilled to have completed a deal with SWsoft to be the first web hosting provider in the world to offer Plesk 7 for Red Hat 9," said Andreas Gauger, CEO, 1&1 Internet AG. "We've found the interface redesign to be cleaner and more powerful, and certainly ranks amongst some of the best Hosting Control Panels we've seen. Thanks to Plesk, we're able to offer 1&1 customers the ability to configure, administer, control and maintain their dedicated server and email addresses.

The new Plesk "Application Pack", sub-domain management interface, and added tools for Spam protection, site building, and e-commerce solidify the commitment SWsoft has made to improving and developing solutions for professional hosting providers.

Plesk 7 is the second major update in less than a year for the software. The new release delivers more than 60 additional enhancements to the software and clearly signals SWsoft's intention to solidify its position as the leader of hosting and data center automation software market.

Customers will find the new Plesk 7 software delivers significant improvements in these key areas:

  • New ergonomic XP-like Interface. Plesk 7 sports a completely new look and feel. With interface familiar to hundreds of millions of users worldwide, Plesk 7 is easier to learn, faster to use and manages more features than ever before.
  • Plesk Application Pack. A new extendable repository of Site Applications provides service flexibility limited only by imagination. With Application Pack, hosting companies can package, offer, deploy, and configure any application to any domain on the system while Site Owners have an ability to self-provision those applications.
  • Anti-SPAM Support Interface with SpamAssassin. Plesk 7 answers one of today's major hosting challenges - Spam protection - by including "SpamAssassin" Anti-Spam Software in the base installation with a built in configuration interface for SPAM rules server wide or on a per mailbox basis.
  • Custom Button and Skin Management. Plesk 7 raises the bar by allowing to easily extend functionality and integrate Plesk with third party software using custom buttons that can added and managed through the redesigned Plesk interface.
  • Site Builder Tool. Plesk 7 includes a powerful website building tool giving Domain users an ability to create websites from dozens of pre-built templates using intuitive WYSIWYG interface.
  • osCommerce E-commerce Software Support. Included in the Application Pack for Plesk 7 is OS-Commerce e-commerce package allowing to offer, quickly deploy, and manage e-commerce solutions for their customers.

"Since the acquisition, we tripled the investment in Plesk-related R&D and now it pays off," said Serguei Beloussov, CEO, SWsoft, Inc , " In addition to Plesk 7 and Plesk 8, we now have several other incredible products in development for 2004 including a Multi-server distributed management system for Plesk servers providing hosting resellers with centralized management capabilities from a single uniform interface. Tighter integration of our Plesk and Virtuozzo™ technologies that adheres to our commitment of delivering complete and integrated portfolio of solution for the hosting industry is also in the works now and will be released shortly."

Promotional Offer:
For a limited time, SWsoft is offering a special deal on Plesk 7 and its new Add-on Features. All new licenses purchased before March 1, 2004 will include the new Plesk Add-ons for free:

Purchase Plesk today and get these new Add-on features (a $296 value) free.

About SWsoft
SWsoft is an advanced server and networking software Technology Company. With focus on the development of its patent-pending Virtuozzo™ technology, SWsoft provides end-to-end solutions and services for hosting service providers such as Internet data centers, application service providers, managed hosting providers and Web hosting companies. SWsoft's products deliver powerful and comprehensive solutions that can help data centers automate management, accelerate operations and provide excellent return on investments. For more information about SWsoft, please visit www.sw-soft.com.

About 1&1 Internet
1&1 Internet Inc. is a subsidiary of United Internet, a profitable public company with 3,500 employees. 1&1 was established in 1992 and has registered some 4 million domain names, while 22,000 servers run on the company's four state-of-the-art data centers. 1&1's global community is 2.8 million customers strong.

The company's U.S. headquarters is located in Berwyn, PA. For more information, please contact the company at www.1and1.com or 1-877-461-2361

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